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Bulls bounce Lakers in OT

CHICAGO — With nine-tenths of a second left, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau drew up a play for Taj Gibson. He told the athletic forward to attack the basket and use his left hand.

Done, and done.

Gibson got a nice bounce pass from Mike Dunleavy and made a lefty layup at the buzzer in overtime, lifting Chicago to a 102-100 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night.

"You don't have a lot of time in that situation. It is a quick read," Thibodeau said. "Dunleavy made a great play on it and Taj obviously. But we needed everyone to sell the play. We had good fortune on it."

Dunleavy had to inbound from underneath the basket and found Gibson cutting down the middle. He then muscled toward the hoop for the winning basket, which was confirmed by a video review by the officials.

"It was a good play," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said. "It was designed well and they executed well. We played baseline and didn't slide over."

Gibson said it was his first winning buzzer-beater at any level.

"They always crack jokes on me in practice about trying to use my left and today I proved them wrong," a grinning Gibson said.

Joakim Noah had 17 points, 21 rebounds and six assists for Chicago (20-20).

Hawks 121, Heat 114

At Atlanta, Paul Millsap scored 26 points and Atlanta overcame LeBron James' 30 points to beat Miami.

DeMarre Carroll added 19 points and Pero Antic had 17 for the Hawks, who snapped a nine-game losing streak in their series with the Heat.

Pacers 102, Warriors 94

At Oakland, Calif., Paul George scored 23 points, Roy Hibbert had 14 points and 13 rebounds and the NBA-leading Pacers built a big lead before holding off the Warriors for their fifth straight win.

The Pacers (33-7) went ahead by 20 in third quarter, watched the Warriors whittle the lead to two and then regrouped in the closing minutes to open a five-game West Coast trip.

Nets 103, Knicks 80

At New York, Joe Johnson scored 25 points and Brooklyn sent the Knicks to a fourth straight loss, evening this season's New York rivalry at a game apiece.

Making a triumphant return from London and completing a three-game, three-country road trip, the Nets improved to 7-1 in 2014 and avenged last month's blowout loss.

Clippers 112, Pistons 103

At Auburn Hills, Mich., DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and 21 rebounds, and Los Angeles breezed past Detroit.

Jordan made his first seven shots — almost all on dunks. Blake Griffin added 25 points and Jamal Crawford scored 26 for the Clippers, who are 6-2 since losing star point guard Chris Paul to a shoulder injury.

Mavericks 102, Cavaliers 97

At Cleveland, Monta Ellis scored 22 points, Shawn Marion added 18 and Dallas held off Cleveland's late rally.

Cleveland roared back from a 24-point deficit in the first half and trailed by three with 2.8 seconds remaining, but the Cavaliers were called for a five-second violation when Jarrett Jack failed to get the ball inbounds. Ellis put the game away with two free throws with 1.1 seconds left.

Pelicans 95, Grizzlies 92

At Memphis, Tenn., Anthony Davis scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half and grabbed 10 rebounds to help New Orleans beat Memphis and snap an eight-game losing streak.

Wizards 107, 76ers 99

At Washington, Bradley Beal had 22 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, Marcin Gortat added 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Washington beat Philadelphia to reach .500 for the fourth time this season.

Bobcats 100, Raptors 95

At Charlotte, N.C., Al Jefferson had 22 points and 19 rebounds, and Charlotte held on to beat Toronto for the seventh straight time at home.